Person Details

Birthday: 1937-06-01 03:16:57

Aliases: Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr. , Morgan J. Freeman , مورغان فريمان , 모건 프리먼 , モーガン・フリーマン , Морган Фриман , Морган Фримен , มอร์แกน ฟรีแมน , 摩根·弗里曼 , Μόργκαν Φρίμαν , مورگان فریمن

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Movie Involvements: 171

TV Involvements: 37


Most Famous Work

Biography

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway. Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007. Freeman's attorney and business partner, Bill Luckett, announced in August 2008 that Freeman and his wife are in the process of divorce. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008. Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.

Most Famous Work

CBS News Sunday Morning
Average
7
The Twilight Zone
Average
8

The Twilight Zone

(1985) Tony
60 Minutes
Average
7

60 Minutes

(1968) Self
Through the Wormhole
Average
8

Through the Wormhole

(2010) Self - Host
American Experience
Average
8

American Experience

(1988) Narrator (voice)
Honest Trailers
Average
7

Honest Trailers

(2012) Lucius Fox (archive footage)
Se7en
Average
8

Se7en

(1995) Somerset
The Oscars
Average
7

The Oscars

(1953) Self

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2025 Thaddeus Bradley
2024 Dr. Cole
N/A
Azeem (archive footage)
2023 Self - Narrator (voice)
Anton Burrell
Self
Secretary of State Edwin Mullins
Self - Narrator (voice)
Himself
Daniel
Dr. Mackles
2022 N/A
Self - Narrator (voice)
Self (archive footage)
Sheriff Thurmond Fowler
Self
Gerick
Host
Self
2021 Self - Host
Self
Self
Senior
Stuart
Damon
Morgan Freeman
Himself
2020 Reggie Fontaine
Narrator (voice)
Self
Narrator (voice)
Self
2019 Alan Trumbull
Jerome Johnson (uncredited)
Morgan Freeman (voice)
Doc
Self
2018 Drosselmeyer
Narrator (voice)
Self
2017 Duke
Self
Self - Host
Reader - Declaration of Independence
Willie Davis
Narrator (english voice)
2016 Sheik Ilderim
Narrator (voice)
Thaddeus Bradley
Self - Host
Alan Trumbull
2015 Senator
Self
Narrator (voice)
Patrick Meighan
Bartok
2014 Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Professor Samuel Norman
Alex Carver
Maxwell Omni
Joseph Tagger
Narrator (voice)
Self
N/A
Vitruvius (voice)
Narrator (voice)
2013 Narrator (voice)
Archibald 'Archie' Clayton
Self (archive footage)
Thaddeus Bradley
Self
Beech
Alan Trumbull
Self
Narrator (voice)
2012 Self
Narrator (voice)
Lucius Fox
Monte Wildhorn
Narratore
Self
Lucius Fox (archive footage)
Self
2011 Dr. McCarthy
Narrator (voice)
Self - Narrator (voice)
Self
Narrator (voice)
Narrator (voice)
2010 Narrator (voice)
Joe Matheson
Self - Host
Narrator (voice)
Self (archive footage)
Narrator (voice)
Self (voice)
2009 Self
Nelson Mandela
N/A
Self
Self
Charles Peterson
Narrator (voice)
Keith Ripley
2008 Lucius Fox
Sloan
N/A
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
2007 Carter Chambers
Self
Harry Stevenson
Jack Doyle
Self
God
Self
Self - Guest
2006 Self
'Him'
Self
Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
Frank Carden
The Boss
2005 Self - Guest
Neil Armstrong (voice)
Mitch Bradley
Self
Ashford
Narrator (voice)
Lucius Fox
Self - Narrator (voice)
Sam
Narrator (English voice)
Self
Self
2004 Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris
Self
Narrator (voice)
N/A
Self
Walter Crewes
2003 Self
Lt. Redding
Self
God
Col. Abraham Curtis
Miles Evans
2002 Self
Self
Narrator (voice)
DCI William Cabot
Charlie Grimes
2001 Self
Alex Cross
2000 Narrator (voice)
Charlie
Captain Victor Benezet
1999 Self
1998 President Tom Beck
Jim
Self
1997 Theodore Joadson
Alex Cross
Narrator (voice)
Self
N/A
1996 Narrator (voice)
Paul Shannon
Self
Hibble
Edward G. Robinson
Narrator (voice)
1995 Somerset
General Billy Ford
1994 Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding
Self
1993 Self - Guest
1992 Ned Logan
N/A
N/A
Narrator (Voice)
Geel Piet
1991 Self
Narrator (voice)
Azeem
Self
Narrator (voice)
1990 Judge Leonard White
Frederick Douglass
Narrator
Self
Walter Samson
1989 Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Hoke Colburn
Lt. A.Z. Drones
Principal Joe Clark
1988 Narrator (voice)
N/A
Craig
Dorsey Pratt
1987 Dr. Sherard
Leo "Fast Black" Smalls, Jr.
1986 Narrator (voice)
Luther Johnson
1985 Warden Pratt
Charlie Woods
Tony
Charles Traughber
Ben Shelter
1984 Lewis
Siemanowski
1981 Clarence Collins
Lieutenant Black
Malcolm X
1980 Walter
Hap Richards
1979 Sweet Talk
Self
1978 Self
Uncle Hammer
1975 Self - Cameo (uncredited)
1974 Self / Croupier
Easy Reader
Count Dracula
Police officer
Umpire
1973 Chris
1971 Afro
Count Dracula
Mad Scientist
Easy Reader
Messenger
1968 Self
Grand Central Commuter
Grand Central Commuter (uncredited)
1966 Party Guest (Uncredited)
Self
1964 Man on Street (Uncredited)
1953 Self
1952 Self
1951 Clarence
Luther
Self - Narrator (voice)
N/A
Kendrick Ryker
Sonny Bell
Narrator (voice)
Joe Mulwray
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2014 Director
1993 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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